Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ben Goldacre- Battling bad science

A very funny, informative TED talk by Ben Goldacre about how science can be used 'badly'. He examines how we easily believe someone who speaks with 'authority' eg "Dr" Gillian McKeith who offers nutritional advice on UK TV. He ends up looking at how pharmaceutical companies design some of their tests, and how 'negative' results are simply not reported. He touches on a whole lot of issues we should all know more about...

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